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What is the best cure for an ingrown toenail?

What is the best cure for an ingrown toenail?

Have it looked at.: Ingrown toenails can be temporarily remedied through soaking your foot in warm water, removal of embedded debris from the nail borders, and applying an antibiotic ointment to temporarily soften the corners. If you have redness and drainage, get it looked at by a professional as you may need to have the ingrown nail border removed and you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Ingrown Toenail (Definition)

Onychocryptosis is the medical name for ingrown toe nail. The nail can be flat or curved and still be ingrown. The margin of the nail impinges into the flesh (nail fold) on either side of the nail or even the end of the nail. This can lead to violation of the skin (paronychia) and open you up to infections. These are painful and can easily be treated ...Read more


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What is the cure for ingrown toenails?

What is the cure for ingrown toenails?

Removal: Treatment is the removal of the ingrown portion of the nail.... ...Read more

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What's the best fix for ingrown toenails?

In Office Procedure: This is usually taken care via an in office procedure. The affected toe is numbed with a local anesthetic and the offending border removed. If the condition permits or requires a permanent correction can be performed via ablation of the cells that produce the nail. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to cure ingrown toenails?

What is the fastest way to cure ingrown toenails?

See a Podiatrist: Do not suffer. Removal of an ingrown nail is a relatively easy office procedure and will provide quick relief of the pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of ingrown toenails?

Ingrown Toenails: An ingrown toenail is usually caused by a nail deformity. Most individuals who have pain from an ingrown toenail try to clip it out themselves. When that happens they cause a sharp piece of nail called a spicule to develop and the spicule pierces the skin along the nail edge. That becomes very painful and sometimes becomes infected. Visit a podiatrist for the proper treatment for this problem. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an ingrown toenail?

What is the best way to treat an ingrown toenail?

Removal...: ...Is the only permanent solution. Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. If you're concerned, don't perform bathroom surgery on yourself. That can lead to an infected ingrown toenail, which could require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Infected to an ingrown toenail...Cure?

Infected to an ingrown toenail...Cure?

Careful /Caution: Infected ingrown toenails can be serious. Usually caused by impropper cutting of nails or breaking off corners. Cut toe nails straight across. If infected, try lifting up the corner& packing a small amount of cotton under the nail. Soak in soapy water & dry well & apply antibiotic oint. Wear open toed footwear. If pus & streakng see md or podiatrist for eval. Many need a procedure & antibio. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

It may hurt, but...: There is a small piece of nail still embedded in the corner. You need to get that out. If you can't get it out on your own, a podiatrist can. Sometimes this can be done without numbing the toe, but often, anesthesia is necessary. If it is a chronic condition, there is a very successful surgery that can be done to permanently correct the problem. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ingrown toenails?

See a podiatrist: The podiatrist can examine the toe and may be able to trim the nail properly for you and recommend a topical medication to avoid recurrence or may recommend a more definitive treatment. Depending on the chronicity of your ingrown toenails, you may want to have the edge of the nail plate removed temporarily or permanently. Both procedure are done in-office with little to no down-time. ...Read more

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Extreme ingrown toenails worst I have ever seen! what the best treatment?

See a podiatrist: You need to see a podiatrist who will probably use local anesthetic to numb the toe and remove the ingrown toenail. If there is infection an antibiotic will be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more